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mountainaxe

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10-15-2011 07:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

I have a “Gibson heavy duty router.” It’s a nice size and weight, so I would like to track down some info to make it usable. The motor is strong. The subbase does not, however, have any screws and so I’m not sure how to attach a plastic/wooden plate to it. I tried Google and there is not much of anything out there about the company or the router. I think it was produced in the ‘60s. I would like to find the owners manual. If nothing else, maybe some suggestions on how I can attach a 5 1/2” baseplate to the subbase? Info on the router plate is as follows:

Gibson Heavy Duty Router
20,000 RPM
3.2 AMPS, 115v, 60cy AC
Model No. GR60 10636
Ram Tool Corp.
Chicago, IL 60612

Any info/assistance is appreciated!

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."


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Gary

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 08:48 PM

someone on this site knows of a site that specialzes in old power tools. They would probably be your best bet

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 09:02 PM

Could you possibly post a picture of the bottom of the router ?

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 09:10 PM

I’d be tempted to drill and tap the base and install the plate with screws

-- Life is good.

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 09:15 PM

@Howie, My thoughts exactly, but I wanted to get a look at the underside of the sub-base before expounding any further.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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mountainaxe

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 10:14 PM

Attached is a photo of the subbase…as you can see, there are no screw holes. I’m not sure how the baseplate was intended to attach. Your suggestions appreciated!

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 10-15-2011 10:24 PM

I agree with drilling and tapping. perhaps adding a porter cable base so you can use standard collar guide.

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 10-15-2011 10:56 PM

Me,too for drilling and tapping. I like the Miles craft base with the twist lock feature. Makes it good to go with several attachments.

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bubbyboy

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#8 posted 10-16-2011 02:01 AM

Drill and tap 10-32 screws it will be perfect, and it is a simple and cheap fix

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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mountainaxe

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#9 posted 10-16-2011 10:49 PM

Thanks for the suggestions—very helpful. I figured drilling/tapping screw holes was the way to go. Anyone have a preference for a quality baseplate since I have a choice? I looked at the Miles Craft w/twist locks and it’s interesting, but gets mixed reviews. Also, anyone know of a website that may have a manual for this unit?

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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recurvearcher

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#10 posted 07-14-2013 05:36 AM

Sorry to breath life into such an old thread,but I just picked up a vintage Ram R60 router in mint condition. It looks to be a twin of this Gibson router. Does anyone have any idea where I might locate a manual or website for information. Thanks!

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